Saturday, April 30, 2011

White iPhone 4 Has Junk In Its Trunk

Posted By on Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 1:00 PM

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The white iPhone 4 finally hit shelves April 28, almost a full year after its black counterpart. And apparently, it's a little fatter than the black version. Just a little: 0.2 mm bigger.

Reports Wired: "We may have discovered the secret behind the new white iPhone, and why now, 10 months late, Apple finally thinks it will stay white instead of fading to a dirty, stained yellow. Extra paint, and lots of it."

The white iPhone 4 is available for both AT&T and Verizon customers.

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Need Somethinhg To Do Saturday?

Posted By on Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 8:00 AM

If the thought of getting a flu shot makes your toes curl and you’d rather face the possibility of lockjaw than have to get that tetanus shot updated, here is a kinder, gentler way to get over that fear of needles that’s been haunting you since preschool and the required regiment of shots you had to have before entering kindergarten. And you won’t even have to pay for the therapy because it’s Free Acupuncture Day at The People’s Clinic.

Today, you can face your fear head on and make an appointment to have a licensed acupuncturist assess your health by asking you some questions. Then, depending on the diagnosis (if there is one), he or she will poke tiny needles into your forgiving flesh in an effort to clear the channels that might be blocking your chi. Or if you are in fact fit as a fiddle, you can get a “tune-up” treatment. Acupuncture aficionados sometimes get these regular treatments just to help them remain balanced and feelin’ fine.

It’s a great opportunity for those who’ve never tried it and a coup for those who’d love to do it regularly but can’t swing it financially. Call 208-409-7759 for more info.

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Friday, April 29, 2011

Music Video of the Day: Euromotion, "Get Serious"

Posted By on Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 4:00 PM

In light of tonight's White Party at The Balcony, where Boise Weekly will celebrate the release of our third annual Bar Guide, we offer you this Vorspeise (that's Google's German translation of "amuse bouche") of a video to get your dancing juices flowing.

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Your Vaginal Health But Were Afraid To Ask

Posted By on Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 9:00 AM

National Women's Health Week begins on Sunday, May 8, and the theme for this year is It's Your Time—the reason being that women are often more concerned about the health and well-being of their loved ones than they are about themselves.

As part of National Women's Checkup Day on Monday, May 9, Monistat—yup, the vaginal yeast infection treatment company—is sponsoring a chat-with-an-OB/GYN event. Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz will be on hand via live webcast to answer questions women may have about their gynecological health, but are too embarrassed to ask.

Gilberg-Lenz will also discuss the results of a Monistat-sponsored study that found "42 percent of women do not have regular general health checkups and 44 percent do not visit their gynecologist every year."

Women can email their questions in advance to nwhw@hunterpr.com. The live webchat is on Monday, May 9, at 5 p.m. and can be viewed at ustream.tv/monistat.

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Motojournal Entry No. 3: Atlanta

Posted By on Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 8:00 AM

Over the last few weeks, I've been sniffing out the best-kept secrets for adventure exploration around the great state of Idaho. I've done so atop my old trusted friend, the War Pig: a Honda Transalp dual sport motorcycle. As the weather clears, I'll be covering everything between the Canadian border and Nevada, and so far, I've hit Pearl, the Boise Ridge Road, and last weekend, added Atlanta to the list.

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Need Something To Do Friday?

Posted By on Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 7:00 AM

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In The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein tells the story of a tree who gives all he’s got to a boy, and the relationship they develop over a lifetime. It’s a story about growing up and being selfless, but on the surface, we see all of the things the leafy giants provide. J. Sterling Morton recognized the importance in taking care of this valuable resource long before Silverstein wrote about it, and started a day of observance in 1872. Arbor Day has been celebrated nationally ever since.

The celebration here in the City of Trees gets under way at Capitol Park at 10 a.m. today. Idaho's State Controller Donna Jones will lead the celebration, followed by a presentation by students from Taft Elementary School. Members of the Society of American Foresters will host a tree tour, a Kwanzan cherry tree will be planted, and awards will be given to the winners of the 2011 Arbor Day photo contest.

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, it might be a good time to pop into the Capitol gift shop and check out the selection of hand-crafted wooden salad bowls, pepper grinders and other unique items, too. The gift shop will be open until 4 p.m. today.

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Weekly Cover Art Submissions

Posted By on Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 4:19 PM

Here's your weekly sample of cover art submissions. BW's very own Shea Sutton—aka Captain of the front desk, aka the bouncer, aka @ssutton—even submitted a cover this week. And we say this every week, but Sutton's submission proves it: Submission is open to everyone.

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Bar Bar: Your Guide to Boozin'

Posted By on Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 3:19 PM

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Inside each copy of Boise Weekly on stands this week is a slick little pocket guide to libations, deals and potential debauchery in the whole of Ada County.

It's BW's third annual Bar Bar and it's meant to be the kind of companion you can stick in your back pocket or throw into the bottom of your purse—you know, for those times when you forgot to charge your know-it-all smartphone.

But for you dedicated online readers, here's your electronic option: the digital issue of Bar Bar.

Also, join us on Friday, April 29, at The Balcony Club for the club's annual White Party with drinks from 44 North and bar guides from Boise Weekly.

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Speaking of Arts Funding ...

Posted By on Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 10:53 AM

In this week's issue of Boise Weekly, I spoke to a couple of arts organizations and some government entities about arts funding.

One avenue for funding that many nonprofit organizations look to for support, but that new organizations may know nothing about is foundations.

Library! to the rescue.

On Wednesday, May 4, The Foundation Center and the Boise Public Library will offer Foundation Fundraising: An Introductory Course, an all-day workshop that will help attendees learn "grant-making objectives of independent, corporate and community foundations, how to identify grant-seeker resources and how to effectively partner with grant makers."

At $125 per person ($100 for each additional registration), it's not cheap to attend, but think of it like a down payment on valuable knowledge—and possibly funds.

The workshop runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Main Library Hayes Auditorium and advance registration is required. To register or for more information, visit foundationcenter.org/training or call 800-424-9836.

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Need Something To Do Thursday?

Posted By on Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 9:00 AM

If I were a horoscope, I would tell you that today is a day to contemplate risk, both genuine and imaginary. That way you'll be better equipped to know the difference when you come across a risky situation at around 4:26 p.m. tomorrow.

Luckily, today you have the opportunity to do exactly that.

For real risk, you can contemplate the challenges posed by energy and infrastructure issues with a free discussion on solar roadways at the Library at Cole and Ustick. The futuristic concept is a self-powered, self-repairing smart grid that could solve energy security, massively reduce global emissions and even improve traffic. Sure, it sounds like a sci-fi fantasy, but that's pretty much what people said about the iPhone, too.

The presentation starts at 5:30 p.m. and is free.

Afterwards, for fake risk, you can swing by the Gamekeeper for a screening of Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! courtesy of Boise Cult Camp. The movie starts at 7 p.m. and cost is a $5 suggested donation. All money raised goes to The Treasure Valley Food Coalition, which will hopefully funnel that money toward opposing the sort of mad food science that turns tomatoes carnivorous.

The juxtapostion of the two risks, one real and one pure fantasy, should help better inform your decision today.

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